I am only in my 20’s and I already have debt for things besides school. I have a credit card that is and have been over due, along with trying to pay rent, gas, car insurance etc. My life hasn’t always been such a reck. I used to have a really good paying job, a stable place to live, and even extra spending money after pay checks. Now I am living paycheck to paycheck and still not making it. Things used to be so good until I was in my last relationship. People always told me not to be okay with and to stay with an abuser, but never told me how to get out of the relationship when the abuse actually started. I was in this relationship for what seemed to be my whole life, but was only two years. No one ever told me that the mental abuse would stick with you and hurt more than the physical. I am here because of that relationship. I have gotten a job, but still seem to struggle. I have looked for more employment but no luck yet. I am drowning in debt and other things like animals that I feed and take care of before myself, or my shoes that have holes big enough for my foot to come out of, or just paying for gas to get to and from work. I am struggling and have no where to turn. An I think that’s why I stayed so long in the relationship, because they were all I had. Now I am just trying to get back on my feet and I know and admit that I need a little help. All I am asking for is whatever you can give to help. Even if I don’t get enough to pay off everything that is okay because every little bit helps. I know things can be worse for me, and I don’t want to slip back down that dark ally I was in. That is what brings me here today, in hopes that others can help me and in prayers that I one day will be able to help others who are in situations like myself or worse situations. I’m very thankful for any and everything that I receive and I promise that when I am officially on my feet I will pay it forward. Thank you for taking your time to read my story and for all your help.